Venezuelan History

Venezuela: Caracas

Historical Events

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

1498-08-01 Christopher Columbus lands on "Isla Santa" (Venezuela)

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1498-08-14 Christopher Columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in what is now Venezuela
  • 1558-10-09 Mérida is founded in Venezuela
  • 1567-07-25 Don Diego de Losada founds the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas, modern-day Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela
  • 1810-04-19 Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a Junta is installed.
  • 1811-07-05 Venezuelan Declaration of Independence: 7 provinces declare themselves independent of Spain
  • 1812-03-03 US passes 1st foreign aid bill (aids Venezuela earthquake vicitims)

VenezuelaMassive Earthquake in Caracas, Venezuela

1812-03-26 Earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale destroys 90% of Caracas, Venezuela and kills an estimated 15,000–20,000 people
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

1813-05-23 South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador ("The Liberator")

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar
  • 1831-11-17 Ecuador and Venezuela separated from Greater Colombia
  • 1855-02-04 Soldiers shoot Jewish families in Coro, Venezuela
  • 1875-05-16 Eathquake in Venezuela & Colombia kills 16,000
  • 1902-12-07 Britain and Germany issue an ultimatum to Venezuela demanding that President Cipriano Castro pay claims for damages caused during his takeover of the government in 1899

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1902-12-13 British and German ships bombard Venezuelan forts after President Castro refuses to comply with ultimatum demanding damages caused during his takeover of the government in 1899; Castro asks US President Theodore Roosevelt to arbitrate

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1904-02-22 The Hague Tribunal gives its decision in claims against Venezuela; it sets the sum to be paid by Venezuela and gives preferential treatment to the three powers that initiated the block - Britain, Germany, and Italy
  • 1906-12-20 Venezuela (under vice-pres Gomez) attacks Dutch fleet

  • 1908-06-23 The USA suspends diplomatic relationships with Venezuela after the refusal of Cipriano Castro's government to compensate Americans for injuries suffered in the uprising of 1899
  • 1908-11-07 Dutch capture Venezuelan navy
  • 1920-12-29 The Netherlands and Venezuela recover diplomatic relations
  • 1929-06-08 Venezuelan rebel Rafael Urbina overthrows Fort Amsterdam, Curacao kidnap governor Fruytier
  • 1929-06-09 Venezuelan rebel Urbina lets Dutch/Curacaose hostages free
  • 1939-11-14 Oil refinery fire kills 500 & destroys Lagunillas, Venezuela
  • 1945-02-16 Venezuela declares war on Nazi Germany
  • 1950-11-13 General Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela, is assassinated in Caracas
  • 1952-12-03 Marcos Perez Jiménez elected president of Venezuela
  • 1956-06-20 Venezuelan Super Constellation crashes in NJ, 74 killed
  • 1958-01-23 Dictator Marcos Perez Jiménez flees Venezuela, Larrazabal takes power

VenezuelaNixon Attacked in Venezuela

1958-05-13 The motorcade carrying US Vice President Richard Nixon is attacked in Caracas, Venezuela; several of Nixon's staff are injured
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  • 1958-12-07 Romulo Betancourt elected President of Venezuela
  • 1960-09-14 Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia and Venezuela form the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
  • 1961-01-23 Venezuela adopts constitution
  • 1967-07-29 Moderate quake (6.5) strikes Caracas Venezuela causing severe damage
  • 1968-12-01 Gonzalo Barrios, Venezuelan presidential candidate
  • 1971-07-31 Venezuela's Hydrocarbons Reversion Law mandates gradual transfer to government ownership of all "unexploited concession areas" by 1974 and "all their residual assets" by 1983

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1974-03-26 George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title in Caracas, Venezuela

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1975-10-28 Venezuela and foreign oil companies agree on nationalization as of January 1, 1976
  • 1976-01-01 Venezuela nationalizes oil fields
  • 1979-07-19 Maritza Sayalero, 18, of Venezuela, crowned 28th Miss Universe
  • 1981-07-20 Irene Sáez, of Venezuela, crowned 30th Miss Universe
  • 1981-07-26 2 climbers fall 550 m down cliff near Angel Falls, Venezuela
  • 1981-11-12 Pilin Leon of Venezuela, crowned 31st Miss World

  • 1986-07-21 Barbara Palacios Teyde, 22, of Venezuela, crowned 35th Miss Universe
  • 1988-12-06 Carlos Andres Perez re-elected president of Venezuela
  • 1989-02-27 Venezuela is rocked by the riots of Caracazo
  • 1993-04-02 Venezuelan DC-10 crashes at Margarita, killing 10
  • 1993-05-21 Venezuela president Carlos Andres Perez fired
  • 1993-08-07 Tropical storm Brett ravages Venezuela, 118 killed
  • 1993-08-08 Tropical storm Bret ravages Venezuela, about 100 killed
  • 1993-08-31 Venezuela president Carlos Perez flees
  • 1993-12-05 Rafael Caldera elected President of Venezuela
  • 1994-01-03 100s killed in Venezuela in prison revolt
  • 1995-07-06 Venezuelan Congress approves the country's first investment law allowing for foreign participation in oil exploration and production
  • 1995-11-18 Jacqueline Aguilera Marcano (19), of Venezuela, crowned 45th Miss World
  • 1996-05-17 Venezuelan Alicia Machado, aged 18, crowned 45th Miss Universe
  • 1996-06-20 The Venezuelan Congress approves deals which allow foreign oil companies to explore and produce oil in Venezuela for the first time since the country's 1975 nationalization of the oil industry
  • 1996-08-21 In Venezuela, a subsidiary of state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela (PdVSA), Corpoven, signs a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with U.S.-based ARCO
  • 1998-02-26 Total solar eclipse in Venezuela-Pacific Ocean (4m09)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1998-12-06 Hugo Chávez is elected President of Venezuela

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • 1999-05-24 Venezuela enters the Antarctic Treaty System.
  • 1999-12-14 Flash floods in Venezuela after torrential rainfall results in the deaths of thousands of people and causes a total collapse in the state's infrastructure
  • 2001-01-25 A 50-year-old Douglas DC-3 crashes near Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela killing 24
  • 2002-04-11 An attempted coup d'état takes place in Venezuela against President Hugo Chávez .
  • 2002-04-12 Pedro Carmona becomes interim President of Venezuela during the military coup against Hugo Chávez.
  • 2002-04-13 Pedro Carmona, interim president of Venezuela, resigns one day after taking office
  • 2002-04-14 Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by the country's military.
  • 2005-08-16 West Caribbean Airways Flight 708 crashes near Machiques, Venezuela, killing all 160 aboard.
  • 2007-11-10 ¿Por qué no te callas? ("Why don't you shut up?" )incident between King Juan Carlos of Spain and Venezuela's president Hugo Chávez.
  • 2009-11-22 President Hugo Chávez states that Venezuela is in recession as the economy contracted 4.5% in the third quarter
  • 2011-02-23 Venezuela's economy grew 0.6% in the last quarter of 2010, technically leaving the recession after six quarters, it is reported today
  • 2012-08-20 20 people are killed in a riot in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 2012-08-25 39 people are killed and 80 are injured after a gas leak in North Venezuelan refinery
  • 2012-09-30 Two opposition Venezuelan politicians are shot dead a week before the presidential election
  • 2012-10-08 Hugo Chávez is re-elected as president of Venezuela for a fourth term
  • 2013-01-25 50 people are killed and 90 are injured in a prison riot in Barquisimeto, Venezuela
  • 2013-03-05 Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro assumes the presidency after the death of Hugo Chávez
  • 2013-04-15 Nicolás Maduro is narrowly elected President of Venezuela
  • 2013-11-09 María Gabriela Isler, a 25yo Venezuelan, is crowned Miss Universe 2013
  • 2014-10-16 New Zealand, Malaysia, Angola, Spain and Venezuela are elected to the United Nations Security Council

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015-03-09 US President Barack Obama signs an executive order declaring Venezuela a national security threat to the US

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2015-11-24 Venezuelan opposition leader Luis Díaz is shot and killed days before the country's general election
  • 2016-02-10 Venezuelan government orders more than 100 malls to close early to save electricity, due to drought caused by El Niño
  • 2016-12-04 Venezuela issues new higher-value notes after currency falls 60% in 1 months against the US dollar
  • 2016-12-23 United Nations Security Council adopts a landmark resolution demanding a halt to all Israeli settlement in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967. Resolution 2334 was moved by New Zealand, Malaysia, Senegal and Venezuela and passed 14-0 with a US abstention .
  • 2017-03-30 Venezuela Supreme Court takes over legislative powers of the National Assembly, opposition calls it a coup
  • 2017-04-08 Fifth day of protests by thousands in Caracas, Venezuela against the government
  • 2017-06-26 Helicopter with rogue police pilot attacks Venezuelan Supreme Court in Caracas
  • 2017-07-30 Venezuelan voting for a new assembly disrupted by violent protests, at least 3 people killed
  • 2017-08-01 Two Venezuelan opposition leaders, Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma re-arrested, revoking their house arrest
  • 2018-01-15 Operation in El Junquito, Venezuela, to capture terrorist group including Oscar Pérez, accused of mounting a coup, ends in 4 deaths
  • 2018-02-20 Venezuela becomes the first country to launch a virtual currency, the petro, to counteract their financial crisis
  • 2018-03-28 At least 68 people die and scores are injured in a fire caused by a prison riot in the cells at the Carabobo state police headquarters in Valencia, Venezuela
  • 2018-05-20 President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela wins a second term in an election marked by boycotts and acussations of vote rigging
  • 2018-07-23 International Monetary Fund predicts inflation of 1 million percent in Venezuela by end of 2018
  • 2018-08-04 President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela survives an assassination attempt by drone, live on TV
  • 2018-08-14 2.3 million estimated Venezuelans have left crisis-hit Venezuela since 2015 according to the UN
  • 2018-08-20 Venezuela issues new currency the "Bolivar Soberano" in attempt to stop runaway hyperinflation
  • 2018-09-29 NY Yankees Venezuelan 2nd baseman Gleyber Torres smashes a 2-run homer in 8-5 win v Boston at Fenway Park; Yankees MLB record 265th homer of the season; Giancarlo Stanton adds #266 in 7th

Famous Birthdays

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  • 1750-03-28 Francisco de Miranda, Venezuelan freedom fighter, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1816)
  • 1760-04-12 Juan Manuel Olivares, Venezuelan composer, born in Caracas (d. 1797)
  • 1775-08-02 Jose Angel Lamas, Venezuelan composer, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1814)
  • 1778-12-26 Juan Lovera, Venezuela, artist
  • 1781-11-29 Andres Bello, Venezuela poet/diplomat/scholar (Silvas Americanas)

Person of interestSimón Bolívar

1783-07-24 Simón Bolívar, Venezuelan political and military leader (freed 6 Latin American republics from Spanish rule), born in Caracas (d. 1830)

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar
  • 1790-06-13 José Antonio Páez, President of Venezuela (1830-35), born in Curpa, Portuguesa, Venezuela (d. 1873)
  • 1800-07-19 Juan José Flores, General and first President of Ecuador (1839-1845), born in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela (d. 1864)
  • 1828-02-29 Antonio Guzman Blanco, president Venezuela
  • 1853-12-22 Maria Teresa Carreno, Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer, and conductor
  • 1882-05-04 Wilhelm Lehmann, German writer, born in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela (d. 1968)
  • 1884-08-02 Rómulo Gallegos, 48th President of Venezuela (1948), born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1969)
  • 1889-10-05 Teresa de la Parra, Venezuelan writer (Memorias de Mamá Blanca), born in Paris (d. 1936)
  • 1896-08-02 Lorenzo Herrera, Venezuelan singer and composer, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1960)
  • 1898-07-19 Juan Bautista Plaza, Venezuelan composer, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1965)
  • 1906-05-16 Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuela, writer/minister (Lanzas Coloradas)
  • 1908-02-22 Romulo Betancourt, President of Venezuela (1945-48, 1958-64)
  • 1910-12-07 Edmundo Ros, Trinidadian-Venezuelan musician and arranger, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 2011)
  • 1913-08-23 Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera, Venezuelan musician and composer, born in San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela (d. 1993)
  • 1914-04-25 Marcos Pérez Jiménez, President of Venezuela (1953-58), born in Michelena, Venezuela (d. 2001)
  • 1915-05-03 Evencio Castellanos, Venezuelan pianist, born in Cúa, Miranda state, Venezuela (d. 1984)
  • 1920-08-22 Pierre A. Lauffer, Antillian poet (Patria), born in Curacao, Venezuela (d. 1981)
  • 1920-10-29 Baruj Benacerraf, Venezuelan-born immunologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1921-07-17 Acquanetta [Mildred Davenport], American actress nicknamed "The Venezuelan Volcano" (Tarzan & Leopard Woman), born in Newberry, South Carolina (d. 2004)
  • 1922-10-27 Carlos Andrés Pérez, President of Venezuela (1974-79, 89-94), born in Rubio, Venezuela (d. 2010)
  • 1924-02-18 Humberto Fernández Morán, Venezuelan scientist (d. 1999)
  • 1925-06-01 Dilia Díaz Cisneros, Venezuelan teacher
  • 1928-01-23 Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1928-03-12 Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (d. 2007)
  • 1929-02-06 Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta, Venezuelan writer
  • 1930-05-22 Marisol (Maria Sol) Escobar, Venezuelan sculptor, born in Paris, France (d. 2016)
  • 1933-08-01 Jesse Corti, Venezuelan-American voice actor and comedian, born in Venezuela
  • 1934-04-29 Luis Aparicio, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1936-07-31 Vic Davalillo, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Cabimas, Venezuela
  • 1938-06-14 Gustavo Ávila, Venezuelan jockey (Kentucky Derby/Preakness 1971), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1941-09-14 Alberto Naranjo, Venezuelan musician, born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1943-01-14 Jose Luis Rodriguez, Venezuelan singer (Dueno De Nada), born in Caracas
  • 1943-01-26 César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1943-07-11 Oscar D'León, Venezuelan musician
  • 1945-04-13 Carlos Gimenez, Argentine/Venezuelan founder (Theater festival of Caracas)
  • 1946-03-31 Gonzalo Márquez, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1984)
  • 1948-06-17 David Concepcion, Venezuela, all star shortstop (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1949-10-12 Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, Venezuelan international terrorist, born in Michelena, Venezuela
  • 1950-12-25 Manny Trillo, Venezuelan baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Caripito, Venezuela
  • 1953-03-23 Bo Diaz, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1990)
  • 1954-01-23 Franco De Vita, Venezuelan spanish singer (Extranjero), born in Caracas

Person of interestHugo Chávez

1954-07-28 Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela (1998-2013), born in Sabaneta, Barinas State, Venezuela (d. 2013)

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • 1955-07-02 Andrew Divoff, Venezuelan actor
  • 1961-06-18 Andres Galarraga, Venezuelan infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Caracas
  • 1961-11-12 Chela Quintana, Venezuela, LPGA golfer (8 time Venezuelan Amat Champ)
  • 1961-12-13 Irene Sáez, Venezuelan beauty queen crowned Miss Universe 1981 and politician, born in Chacao, Miranda, Venezuela
  • 1962-02-19 Alvaro Espinoza, Venezuela, baseball shortstop (NY Yanks, NY Mets)
  • 1962-07-12 Grecia Colmenares, Venezuela, actress (Esmeralda, Los Crinimales)
  • 1962-11-23 Nicolás Maduro, Venezuelan politician, President of Venezuela (2013-present), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1963-03-01 Tony Castillo, Lara Venezuela, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1964-01-06 Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (d. 2005)
  • 1964-01-20 Ozzie Guillen, Oculare del Tuy Venezuela, shortstop (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1965-05-13 José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountain climber (d. 2006)
  • 1965-05-23 Lilian Drescher, Venezuela, tennis star
  • 1966-01-03 Luis Sojo, Venezuelan-born MLB infielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Petare, Edo Miranda
  • 1966-01-06 Fernando Carrillo, Venezuelan actor
  • 1966-02-01 Eddie Zambrano, Venezuelan-American baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1966-12-14 Carl Herrera, Trinidadian-born Venezuelan NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs), born in Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1967-04-24 Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan shortstop (Seattle Mariners, Indians), born in Caracas
  • 1967-10-08 Ivonne Reyes, Venezuelan actress, born in Valencia, Venezuela
  • 1967-10-15 Carlos García, Venezuelan baseball infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Táchira State, Venezuela
  • 1968-03-04 Giovanni Carrara, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1968-05-04 Eddie Pérez, Venezuelan-American baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Ciudad Ojeda, Venezuela
  • 1969-06-04 Robert Perez, Bolivar Venezuela, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1969-12-09 Ramon Garcia, Guanare Venezuela, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1970-02-24 Wilson Alvarez, Maracaibo Venezuela, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1970-05-10 Gabriela Montero, Venezuelan-American pianist, born in Caracas
  • 1970-09-09 Natalia Streignard, Venezuelan actress
  • 1971-01-11 Alexander Delgado, Palmerejo Venezuela, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1971-04-04 Felipe Lira, baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Santa Teresa, Venezuela
  • 1971-05-18 Rich Garces, Maracay Aragua Venezuela, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1971-05-31 Troy Malave, Cumana Venezuela, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1971-08-29 Henry Blanco, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1972-03-01 Omar Daal, Maracaibo Venezuela, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1973-08-11 Edgardo Alfonzo, Sta Teresa Venezuela, infielder (NY Mets)
  • 1973-12-29 Tomas Perez, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1974-01-28 Magglio Ordóñez, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1974-02-15 Ugueth Urbina, Venezuelan pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1974-04-15 Marena Bencomo, Miss Universe-2nd place (Venezuela, 1997)
  • 1974-05-04 Miguel Cairo, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Anaco, Anzoátegui, Venezuela
  • 1974-05-17 Wiki González, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1974-05-24 Maria Alejandra Vento, Venezuelan tennis star (1995 Futures-Braz), born in Caracas
  • 1974-08-16 Roger Cedeno, Venezuelan outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in Valencia, Venezuela
  • 1975-04-29 Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1975-08-06 Victor Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1975-09-30 Carlos Guillén, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1976-03-09 Thor Halvorssen, Venezuelan human rights activist, born in Venezuela
  • 1976-05-20 Ramón Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1976-09-09 Juan A. Baptista, Venezuelan actor
  • 1976-12-06 Alicia Machado, Venezuelan-American actress, winner of Miss Universe 1996 and Donald Trump critic, born in Maracay, Venezuela
  • 1977-02-08 Yucef Merhi, Venezuelan artist
  • 1977-10-12 Javier Toyo, Venezuelan football goalkeeper (Venezuela national football team), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1978-04-29 Tony Armas, Jr., Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1978-09-06 Alex Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
  • 1978-12-23 Víctor Martínez, Venezuelan baseball player

Famous Weddings

  • 2006-06-10 Spanish singer Bertin Osborne (51) weds Venezuelan model Fabiola Martinez in Seville, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • 1797-03-01 Juan Manuel Olivares, Venezuelan composer, dies at 36
  • 1814-12-09 Jose Angel Lamas, Venezuelan composer, dies at 39
  • 1815-01-31 José Félix Ribas, Venezuelan independentist leader (b. 1775)
  • 1816-07-14 Francisco de Miranda, Venezuela freedom fighter, dies at 66
  • 1865-10-16 Andrés Bello, Venezuelan poet, lawmaker, philosopher, and sociologist (b. 1781)
  • 1873-05-06 José Antonio Páez, President of Venezuela (1830-35), dies at 82
  • 1919-06-29 José Gregorio Hernández Venezuelan physician (b. 1864)
  • 1923-06-29 J C Gomez, General/Venezuela's 1st VP, assassinated
  • 1935-12-18 Juan V Gomez, general/dictator of Venezuela (1908-35), dies
  • 1936-04-23 Teresa de la Parra, Venezuelan writer (Memorias de Mamá Blanca), dies at 46
  • 1965-01-01 Juan Bautista Plaza, Venezuelan composer, dies at 66
  • 1969-04-05 Rómulo Gallegos, 48th President of Venezuela (1948), dies at 84
  • 1981-09-28 Rómulo Betancourt, President of Venezuela (b. 1908)
  • 1984-03-16 Evencio Castellanos, Venezuelan pianist, dies at 68
  • 1984-12-20 Gonzalo Márquez, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1946)
  • 1993-10-22 Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera, Venezuelan musician and composer, dies at 80
  • 2001-02-26 Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuelan writer (b. 1906)
  • 2001-09-20 Marcos Pérez Jiménez, President of Venezuela (1953-58), dies at 87
  • 2004-08-16 Acquanetta [Mildred Davenport], American actress nicknamed "The Venezuelan Volcano" (Tarzan & Leopard Woman), dies at 83
  • 2005-01-14 Jesús-Rafael Soto, Venezuelan kinetic artist (b. 1923)
  • 2005-01-22 César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1943)
  • 2005-02-12 Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (b. 1964)
  • 2005-05-26 Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1928)
  • 2006-07-22 José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountain climber (b. 1965)
  • 2007-09-15 Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (b. 1928)
  • 2009-12-24 Rafael Caldera, lawyer, sociologist, writer, speaker, politician, and ex-president of Venezuela (b. 1916)
  • 2010-04-19 Edwin Valero, Venezuelan boxer (b. 1981)
  • 2010-12-25 Carlos Andrés Pérez, President of Venezuela (1974-79, 89-94), dies at 88
  • 2011-10-21 Edmundo Ros, Trinidadian-Venezuelan musician and arranger, dies at 100

Person of interestHugo Chávez

2013-03-05 Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela, dies from respiratory failure at 58

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • 2016-04-30 Marisol (Maria Sol) Escobar, Venezuelan sculptor, dies at 85